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weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but today volunteers in the big white tent behind me were lighting up the place. thousands of people poured through the national day of service tent headquarters already to volunteer like jennifer artist and her two sons of little river, maryland. >> it's important to have my children with me because they get to see the importance of serving others. and we're also celebrating martin luther king's day and this is something that he would want us to do as well. >> how about 100 public and private, local and national groups of all types offered volunteer encouragement. what is best buddies? >> best buddies creates opportunities for f
kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to i hae -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on satur
for your time and your good work. >> thank you. >> still ahead, honoring martin luther king, jr. a powerful statement from the president for his second inauguration. but, first, we dug up the real gop party platform. if president obama is for it, they're against it. their platform on full display again today. stay with us. i describe myself as a mother, a writer and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "
about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as well. had a chance to talk to her, there are a couple of things she said. >> there is nothing quite like that first time when you walk out and you see the mall is full of people who come from all over the country and the world to celebrate your first inauguration. so that was historic. we have been through a challenging four-year period. he has been very emotional about the campaign and all of the young and older people who have just rolled up their sleeves and worked so hard to get him reelected for a second term. so i think it will be a deeply emotional moment. >> there is criticism about his new cabinet. if you look at cia, secretary of defense, state and treasury, all white men. what does he need to do moving forward so that there are more people who look like you and look like others who are in his cabinet? >> well, suzanne, the president h
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
of the washington mall to hear reverend martin luther king jr. deliver his "i have a dream" speech. to join me to reflect on it is elizabeth alexander, professor of african-american studies at yale university. it's lovely to have you hear. >> it's great to be with you. >> we have been talking politics. i feel like one of the things the president suggested at the first inauguration was to bring a certain arts and cultural insensitivity and expression to his presidency. as you have watched the first term, what has it felt like to you as it occur snd. >> it's been thrilling. the inauguration was a template. different poetry, aretha franklin. the diversity of forms in which american excellence expresses itself. we have seen the wonderful concerts they have done at the white house. the paul simon singing stevie wonder songs, tony bennett singing stevie wonder. poetry, all these programs televised for everyone to see. the best kind of family viewing saying families should gather together and receive the arts as a gift, if you will. we have seen the arts initiative that recognizes in schools that exc
speech from martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream"speech . we are streaming all of our coverage today. president obama begins his second term. sunday is the official swearing- in ceremony at the white house, and our coverage will include your phone calls, and we look back at the president's 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. on monday, the public inaugural ceremonies at the capitol. we will have live all-day coverage monday beginning at 7:00 and the eastern, c-span, c- span radio, and c-span.org. coming up, a discussion on the safety of the u.s.-mexican border and how immigration is being affected. we will hear from remarks from a homeland assistant secretary in new mexico. that is coming up at 4:15 eastern on c-span. tonight, we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years, starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's 1981 address, bill clinton in 1993, dwight eisenhower in 1957, harry truman, 1949, 1969, richard nixon, john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush in 1989, lyndon johnson from 1965, president jimmy carter in 1977, and we will wrap up the
for the critics is that gun appreciation day shows tone deafness coming before martin luther king jr. day and in the wake of newtown, connecticut, governor. >> katherine, we'll talk about the increase of gun sales in recent weeks. i am hearing reports that it is extraordinary. >> yeah, i went in the gun shop to give i specific and accurate information and the gun shop told me they are basically sold out of everything. it is not just hunting weapons. it is assault weapons and handguns and it is small cal ber weapons and also small weapons that are conceal and carry weapons it is virtually everything across the board . they are looking at significant waits. a lot of people don't want to discuss the motivation and those who do, say they are coming in first time gun buyers and doing so because of the proposals that may restrict gun ownership in this country, governor. >> are there people there buying guns that normally don't? there is a good persage . the gun store owner said to me that people are reluctant. some admit to being first-time buyers. one conversation and that stuck with me. if yo
. and not just get in these long unending debates. martin luther king used to call it the paralysis of analysis. >> we may will be coming to the end of one. with medicare and social security and medicaid. what was so striking about the speech yesterday was that obama -- the lack of an olive branch to republicans that we've heard from him before. when you talk about the summer of 2011, he was talking openly about willing potentially to have a deal that included some modifications to medicare. there was talk of raising the medicare eligibility age would be on the table. didn't hear anything about that yesterday. and it raises the question of has he now reached a point where no, i'm not going to cut a deal like that anymore with republicans. that's the past. >> krystal, steve, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> be sure to catch krystal and steve on "the cycle" right here on msnbc. >>> ahead, 40 years after roe versus wade, abortion rights are under assault in the states. that's next. >>> they're the best political duo going. obama/biden. what's next for them? >>> and everyone
, martin luther king jr. said the same thing, using different words. instead of collective action he said "we cannot walk alone." in his "i have a dream" speech, the reverend martin luther king jr. said many of our white brothers as evidenced by their presence here today have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, that their freedom is bound to our freedom. we can't walk alone. of course, conservatives never much liked dr. king. but conservatives claim an enduring devotion to our founding documents, the declaration of independence, the constitution, even though they have always had trouble believing those founding documents really apply to everyone. so of course, conservatives just hated this. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say we can't walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that
a confederate general on martin luther king day. this is what we're dealing with. republicans still don't get it. this morning npr interviewed a gop official in texas who had this reaction to the inauguration. >> we never saw a birth certificate. we never met any of the professors who went to school with our president. >> the president's been inaugurated twice, but republicans are still sticking to this garbage. that's why the president was so tough in his address. he knows he'll need to fight past obstruction and ugliness and dirty tricks. that's why he said we the people. we must continue to fight. we had a great day yesterday. it was celebratory, but the celebration must lead to our further determination to fight until the battle for equality and fairness is won. not a good round or two. not a great celebration. but a victory for all of the american people. if you think i'm wrong, think about what they did in virginia. think about stonewall jackson on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> o
to see this service day, both to honor the memory of martin luther king junior and also a tradition we hope will live on and become part of inaugurations regardless who is in our position in four years. one more event on saturday evening, the kids' inaugural children's concert. this was started by dr. biden and first lady michelle obama. an extension of their work they have done through the joining forces initiative to help honor and support military families and will take place at the convention septemberer, which is where both balls will take place. we will put out details of talent. we have put out an initial list of talent that will be appearing at the balls on monday night and the kids' concert. this is a logistical lift to get that all pieced together as a puzzle and we hope by friday to announce which acts will be appearing. over half of the audience will be made up of military kids and this is a great place to honor the men and women and families that support them. on tuesday, jumping ahead, there will be the traditional prayer service taking place at the national cathedral. th
leaving theth capitol, the president stoppedsident sto at a bus that martin luther king, jr., whose birth the nation celebrates today. the presidential limousine led the procession from capitol hillm capito stopping along pennsylvania avenue so the obamas could get out and walk part of the way-- to the delight of the crowd. the first lady was wearing a coat and dress by american designer tom brown. the vice president got out of his limo and well and made the day of a young constituent.back a back at the white house, therst fami president and the first family reviewed the inaugural parade with bands, float, and marchers representing every state in the union. and this evening, the obamas are attending two inaugural balls. we have a team of cbs news correspondents covering this inauguration. first, major garrett at the wh white house with more about theaddr address and the four years ahead. major? >> reporter: scott, president obama knows the debate over deficit reduction and entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is straight ahead.mr. obama mr. obama used today's s
. we recognize we have to have a this is why i resonate with my conservative brothers. martin luther king jr. was under fbi surveillance until the day he died. government can be oppressive, vicious, ugly, violate your rights, generate propaganda. we need that, too. government can be affirmative, if they are helping poor and working people. government can help use its power for elites. when they come together with no accountability whatsoever, not just politically, but economically. let me say this. martin luther king jr. today could be taken to jail without due process or judicial process under the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. headwe have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the cultur
heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! >>> this past monday, martin luther king day doubled as inauguration day. reportedly 1 million people formed a national crowd on the national mall. 55% of the crowd from 2009. still, the largest crowd ever for a second inaugural. at least one of the attendees was henry march. maybe there were others on hand, but this is a story about one henry marsh, a virginia state senator. one of 20 democrats in the virginia assembly. like wise, 20 republicans in the same body so, an even split until state senator marsh was absent on monday, attending the inauguration. thus, by a 20 to 19 vote, republicans passed a revised gerrymandered district map to go into effect on 2015, the year of the next state senate's election. they claim the map would create a majority black district. the 25th district, a democratic stronghold that includes my old backyard of charlottesville, virginia is one seat this plan could eliminate. given the republicans adjourned that session at 4:10 p.m. in memory of general stonewall jackson, i'm sure racial sensitivity wasn't hi
at president obama's inauguration and it's martin luther king day. petition has been started to stop gun appreciation day, it has more than 25,000 signatures. joining us from washington larry ward, chairman of gun appreciation day and maria rhodes founder of united for change usa, the group that started the petition. welcome to you both. >> hi, carol. >> why gun appreciation day? >> well, gun appreciation day came about because on the first day of the 113th congress there were nine gun control laws introduced and dianne feinstein according to reports is set to introduce her bill on the 22nd, and we felt like we needed to have a swift, strong response. >> and how does that figure in to preventing tragedies in newtown, this gun appreciation day? >> the second amendment is vital to our freedom and liberty, and the, yeah, adam lanza not only broke 41 laws when he went into the newtown school and killed those innocent children, but he went in with a stolen gun. the gun control laws were there and still the tragedy happened. >> you're not suggesting people like the guys in oregon carry guns op
, which ironically is the actual birthday of martin luther king jr. i think that it would be probably raised in today's press conference but i don't know how much of substantive answer the president would be willing to give until he has the recommendations because he probably would not want to pre-empt whatever recommendations the vice president is going to make. but i think a lot of this depends on ed's point, is what kind of senate are we going to make any of these proposals? because to make recommendations out of the context of how the gop is going to play this in the senate and later in the house is really are we talking about just talking into an echo chamber? i think we've got to deal with the rules of the senate to even have the proper debate and vote on gun legislation. >> certainly the people in and around newtown, the community there so devastate bid what happened on sandy hook, they don't want the national appetite to wane on this. sandy hook promise, non-profit organization that's been developed to remember those that have been lost and to see something happen legislativel
north dakota. so, for today we did make it above zero, tomorrow, martin luther king day, as warm as it's going to get in minneapolis and that's the actual temperature not the wind chill so you factor in the winds to that, and it will feel colder. 9 degrees below zero in fargo and that will moderate across the midwest, but single digits and that colder air is going to move eastbound and impacting us on the i-95 corrid corridor, in d.c., 20 degrees for your high and the colder air moving over the great lakes, lake effect snow up to a foot in possible, lake ontario and erie, and harris, tomorrow, it's a big day in d.c. and temperatures are going to be chilly. we could make it to 42 in the afternoon, but again, that cold air is moving in by the evening we're talking low 30's and even a chance for a couple of flurries. >> harris: actually, compared to the years past. >> some historical dates. >> harris: still chilly for standing out there. maria molina. thank you very much. president obama officially sworn in for the second term today. supreme court justice john roberts conducting the cerem
. and while he was gone on the martin luther king holiday, they voted without him. and that's the only way they got it passed. i just want to say we turned back a transvaginal ultrasound bill in virginia. there is bob mcconnell -- he is very, very conservative, but he is sensitive to national pressure. so i think people just have to raise holy hell about what they did. it's just too ugly a bill to sign. >> bob, can virginia and michigan really make a difference in the next presidential? >> oh, absolutely. and look, what is going on here is a felonious assault on free elections. it's an attempt to gerrymander the presidency. if you think about it, you could argue that republicans have not won the presidency on the up and up since 1988. they stole 2000 when they stole florida with the complicity of the supreme court. >> right. >> in 2004, they engaged in massive voter suppression. people in ohio had to weight eight and ten hours to vote, and tens of thousands of them couldn't wait eight or ten hours. they tried it again in 2012 and they lost. they can't win the presidency. so what they want
the quality of life of workers in this country. and there is a new civil rights battle in a town where martin luther king first marched almost 50 years ago. some workers at this nissan plant in canton, mississippi, they want to vote. they want to organize. now a coalition of activist workers, students, and clergy members have joined forces in the community to make sure that thousands of employees get a chance to be heard. now some of the workers say the supervisors hold anti-union meetings. the workers just want to hear from the pro union side so they can have a fair vote. that's all they want to do is vote. the naacp has been involved for months on this issue. 70% of the workers at the canton plant are african-american. representative bennie tom addressed the issue back in june. >> in america, being able to decide whether or not you want representation is a fundamental a political principle of human rights, civil rights and democracy. >> this same week those same civil rights organizers held another news conference, of all places, they're serious, they went all the way to detroit. the detroi
. during the civil rights movement he was kind of a hero of mine. much more so than martin luther king, because i was quite of a radical as a young person, and i was the one that thought we should shall overcome is not a effective way of gaining civil rights. i think i i thought that more confrontation was needed. >> host: what made you a radical? what does it mean? >> guest: i think a radical, -- i'm still a radical today. that is i believe that a radical is any person who believes in the official liberty and individual freedom and limited government. that makes you a radical. and i have always been a -- person who believe that people should not we are interfere with me. i should be able to do my own thing as long as i don't violate the rights other people. >> host: who is the difference of following malcom x. omar tin luther king? >> host: well, at that time i thought martin luther king was too much a compriseer. i was willing to demand people in my career in the army was a part of that vision of confronting racial discrimination. >> host: how tall are you? >> guest: six foot fight.
that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit boxes. the rich got richer, and the poor have gotten poorer, let's hope the second term as a little bit more appropriate. host: thanks for the call. from "the national journal "-- the richard nixon inaugurals parade a pesticide to get rid of pigeons. calvin coolidge was sworn in by his own father and ulysses s. grant wanted canaries at his ball. planners did not plan for and there were called temperatures, 100 birds for to doubt that day. that is according to "the national journal." back to your calls -- cincinnati, ohio, democ
, it was a way for people to get more involved with the martin luther king holiday. the holiday, of course, is on monday. and so the president is encouraging more americans to volunteer their time. obviously their money is important, as well. volunteer their time to organizations around the country. it has paid off. in 2011, 64.3 million people volunteered. that was a five-year high. the message and the word has gotten out. the president is obviously going to reiterate that today. he and vice president biden and their spouses will be out volunteering today. and we are expecting to see chelsea clinton. she is the honorary chair this year. and eva longoria and angela bassett are also expected. so it's a good assignment for me today. >> pretty good. ron, thanks. we'll be joining you there tomorrow. all right. erica? >> thanks. >>> what is ahead for the president in his second term and how much time does he really have to get things done before becoming a lame duck? john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning, erica. >> as we move into
for working to stop this epidemic of violence. i will end with a quote from martin luther king. our lives begin to end the day we remain silent on things that matter to our future and our lives and our children matter. i will make this letter available to those that would like to see it. it is signed by families of seven of the people that were killed in colorado. this is a tough issue for all of us. there are constitutional implications all of this. but our responsibility as representatives and senators is to be advocates for the people that we represent. i know that the people of the denver area need to see a change. we do not want to trample on second amendment rights. we believe those rights exist. we have to do something about these mass killings with weapons that the military uses for that law enforcement uses and it is our responsibility. thank you for bringing this forward. thank you. [applause] >> morning. my name is elizabeth and i represent connecticut's fifth district. as a new member of congress that started as a pta mom, this was an unbelievably difficult situation to walk i
from the vice president on martin luther king jr. day, i think, was pretty special. >> in 2009 you got a wave from the president as well. got the love back then. >> i was thinking about my folks. they were looking down. i think pretty pleased. >> all that and you forecast the weather. pretty good. >> it worked out all right. >>> that's what's going on around the country. let's get your local forecast right after these messages. but feel alive. the new c class is no exception. it's a mercedes-benz through and through. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. >>> 7:16 on a tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. high clouds filtering in ahead of an area of low pressure bringing us showers for tomorrow. we'll hit highs close to 70 degrees. 69 in gilroy. 68 in san jose. 65 degrees in san francisco. showers on the way for your wednesday. we'll dry out thursday into friday and storm window opens saturday and sunday. that's your latest weather. savannah. >> al, thanks. we are getting a rare glimpse into prince harry'
on about gun control is that his stance seems to me often sort of reminds me of martin luther king's stance which is we're all impoverished by this series of events and in the race speech as well, we're a nation all of us are deeply impoverished by this sort of horrible state in which we find ourselves. so it is not -- it's an interesting sort of technique and interesting way to sort of garner empathy among the people that are listening to you because it doesn't point fingers. i doesn't say you're wrong or right. it says look here. all of us are together. and we are all worse off because of x, y or z. which i think is an incredible technique both used in fiction very often and also certainly used by president obama. >> certainly i would say also specifically people who actually read fiction, picking up a book that is a creation is essentially saying i want to explore your life, another life. >> it's choosing to exercise that muscle. >> exactly. the people drawn to fiction anyway are people who are essentially asking the reader, do a good enough job to help me become invested in someone else
and one that belonged to martin luther king jr. it takes place on the holiday honoring the reverend king. after the symbolism, the ceremonies, celebrations and of course the president beginning a second term facing some challenges from the first four years. joining us, atlanta's mayor talking about what's ahead. you are one of the insiders now. anything, you put in the time, the work, were you in iowa, across the country. anything that you learned about the president that surprised you? >> that surprised me? no. he was as tough as i thought, and i think that -- i think he was going to do what was necessary to win, and i think that he wants to be president. very much. i think he loves being president. >> what gives you that impression? >> because i know how tough this campaign was, and i know that there were moments in the campaign where if he did not really want this job, he could have fallen apart, and he was central to holding the campaign together during very tough times. >> looking forward, what do you think one of the things is that he is going to really have to excel in? because th
you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of doctor martin luther king. we are reminded where he was shot down at the lorraine motel, whether it's president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot as well, to that were fatal in one that was almost, we are reminded all the time. the supreme court ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms. but you can also bring them into the supreme court. so because we actually know that guns are dangerous, as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the florida house, we saw members shot down and that is why we have bulletproof vests and other kinds of protections. the mayor is someone who has grown up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to go up. as a former councilman and a second term mayor of our city, in so many respects we have worked together on gun buyback programs and we have gone through police officers being killed, young children in the city -- as much as we may think about famous people that have been shot, there are literally dozens of children -- over
true. i mean, we all are created equally. but my question for mr. obama is he swore, he used martin luther king's traveling bible, and he swore on lincoln's bible also. correct? host: that is what i heard. caller: my question to you is, did he read either of those two blocks and comprehend what he wrote? when he said that everybody should have a chance, why is he abortion? give that child a chance. am i correct? host: what does that mean it to you? caller: let's get rid of abortion. the gaze he spoke about, he did not comprehend what he read in the bible. maybe he needs help in that area. and every man is equal. let's give these children who are aborted, let's no longer let it go on. let's give them a chance. correct? host: ok, patricia. we will go to mary and next. caller: i thought he did a great speech yesterday. i think what a lot of people are missing the point on was he was not just talking about his next four years. he was talking about a long-term vision, such as we are going to have to address climate change. he was also talking about things that are in our way now that if
. as your servants, the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. said from this very pulpits in his very last sunday sermon, we must all learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we will all perish together as fools. we confess this day that we are tired, in a single garment of destiny. caught up in an inescapable network of destiny. what affects one directly affects all indirectly. this day we recommit ourselves to building the beloved community. gracious god, bless our president, barack obama, our vice president, joseph biden, and their families with good health and every spiritual grace. bless our congress and our courts. bless these united states of america. transform the jangling discourse of our nation into a beautiful symphony of the human family. through us, made the earth and all the families of the earth be blessed. to the god who loves us into freedom and frees us into loving, we offer this prayer. amen. [applause]♪ ♪ ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute] ♪ >> next from the national re
web stories, on last night's "snl" the ghost of martin luther king, jr. appeared in the white house to congratulation president obama on inauguration day. he begged him for his thoughts on politics but the only thing dr. king wanted to talk about was beyonce and the first lady. >> that girl beyonce, did you see her out there? because i was like what? >> dr. king, can we discuss more important issues? there are very real changes facing this nation. >> speaking of change, what's up with michelle's bangs? >> i'm sorry? >> her bangs! what is she, guest starring on a new girl? when she finally gets those bangs cut, she's going to be like i can see at last. thank god almighty, i can see at last. >> dr. king, dr. king. >> relax, i'm jokin' around. come on. ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] [ m
to double down, he's going to have two bibles, one from abraham lincoln and martin luther king. >> well done, but as i said in god we trust, one nation under god out of our constitution, and get rid of it altogether and if you believe what these activists believe, that is that this is bad for our country. but you know, with the president doing the two bibles, mike, i think it's a wonderful thing he's doing it, but if you take the bibles and rip the pages out of them and that's what we're doing in our culture, we still believe in the bible, but nothing that's said within it. it's like a tabernacle with no eucharist, like a church without pews. worship without any liturgy whatsoever and that's what we're doing, we're emptying all of these good things of their meaning and when we do, when we empty them, that topples and-- >> and when you remove god from the equation, again the church is, i mean, rather the state is the final north on everything. there's no appeal beyond the government. and that's what some people want. >> and our founders of our country and the great tradition of the united sta
of america or is this more about saying, my hand is on president lincoln and martin luther king's bible. this stack of bibles. i will make my statement about what i believe and look out on this millions of people, this throng and remember this forever. it's not about remembering this forever. it's about what we're going to do to make our country safe over the next four years. and then to say, well, you know, we can't be in a perpetual state of war. it says to me that there is a lack of understanding about the great terroristic threat that we face in this united states. and to say, well, that's the old way in america. it was disconcerting to say the least. >> steve: sure. it was very clear he was going to push his very left agenda. but you know what? there is some on the right who say that this could backfire on him because if you remember in 2009, he took office. he's a democrat. he had the white house. they had the senate and the house as well. they pushed through the stimulus and pushed through health care using a nuclear option and what happened in the mid terms? the democrats got sh
to stop this epidemic of violence. i end with a quote by martin luther king. our lives begin to end the day we remain silent on things that matter -- our future, our lives, our children matter." this letter is signed by families of seven of the people killed in aurora. this is a tough issue for all of us. there are constitutional implications for all of this. our responsibility as representatives and senate stores are to be advocates for the people we represent. we do not want to trample on second amendment rights. we believe that those rights exist to self-defense, hunting, sporting, but we have to do something about these mass killings. it is our responsibility. thank you for bringing it forward. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. i represented connecticut's fifth district. as a new member of congress who got started as a pta mom, a first grade room parent, this was an unbelievably difficult situation to walk into. i want to talk about the cost of inaction. rob is a volunteer firefighter. many generations in the small community of sandy hook. his wife, they have two children a
the assassinations of bobby kennedy and martin luther king, jr. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> fulfilling a promise he made one month ago in newtown, connecticut, president obama will unveil a series of proposals today to curb gun violence. >> the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> sources familiar with the president's plan tells nbc news he will ask congress to pass significant reforms, including universal background checks on gun buyers anywhere, including at gun shows. a crackdown on gun trafficking, imposing harsher penalties on gun sellers who fail to perform background checks, targeting those folks who sell multiple guns to potential felons. a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. and it pushed for a renewed assault weapons ban. those policies will likely spark a heated political debate in washington, but it's a debate the white house is signalling it's ready for. including an audience of children from around the country who wrote the president letters about gun violence after newtown. the white house released some of
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